Over the course of three sunny afternoons last summer at Traverse City’s Clinch Park, Sergeant Michelle Rudzitis shared the traumas of being an Iraq war veteran with Elizabeth Edwards, managing editor of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine and MyNorth.com. Here, Sergeant Rudzitis tells the story of the explosion on a desert highway near Baghdad on January 22, 2007, that took her leg and shattered her life. Click here to listen to the interview with Michelle. To read the story, click here.